May/June 1997

Sound + Image - - First Decade -

“It’s re­port­edly the next big thing in home video”, Les­ley Con­ran re­ported breath­lessly of the DVD for­mat, which wasn’t yet of­fi­cially avail­able in Aus­tralia, with deal­ers wor­ry­ing it would face the same high pric­ing and soft­ware short­ages suf­fered by LaserDisc nearly 20 years ear­lier. The first player we re­viewed was RCA’s 5200P, but that was a pro­to­type, with the real launch to come in time for Christ­mas sales 1997…

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